Vector 275

April 2, 2014

Artwork by Dimitra Papadimitriou

Vector 275


Vector 275 has been been published. It has my review of Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Fractal Prince and Dan Hartland’s review of The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself. You can find a full list of the books reviewed here.

This issue has the Vector reviewers’ summation of 2013. I decided to skip this year as I would have had to discuss my involvement with the British Fantasy Awards, which didn’t seem fair on the other jurors or the shortlisted authors. And not mentioning them in my summation of 2013 would have been equally problematic.

There are also articles from David Hering, Molly Cobb, Laura Sneddon, Tony Jones, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer and Paul Kincaid.

BSFA members will have found that their issue mailed out with BSFA Awards 2013. This volume contains the shortlisted short fiction from Nina Allan, Sofia Samatar, E.J. Swift and Tori Truslow; shortlisted non-fiction from Liz Bourke, John J. Johnston and Jeff VanderMeer; and artwork from Joey Hi-Fi, Kevin Tong and Richard Wagner.


Interzone 243

November 14, 2012

Artwork by Ben Baldwin

This issue should be out very, very soon; we’re talking days now. There will be fiction from Jon Wallace, Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu), Priya Sharma, Jason Sanford and Caroline M. Yoachim; non-fiction columns from David Langford, Tony Lee and Nick Lowe; and artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford and Warwick Fraser-Coombe. Go here for details and samples.

The Bookzone will feature:

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (reviewed and interviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (reviewed by me)

Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Empty Space by M. John Harrison (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (reviewed by Lara Buckerton)

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (reviewed by Elaine Gallagher)

Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu (reviewed by me)

The Sphinx of the Ice Realm by Jules Verne (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (reviewed by Stephen Theaker)

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (reviewed by Ian Sales)



Recent Arrivals

November 11, 2012

Here’s a list of what’s been sent for review. Mostly books, and mostly for Interzone.

Earth to Hell by Kylie Chan

Magic edited by Jonathan Oliver

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre

Nexus by Ramez Naam

Pantomime by Laura Lam

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Stray Souls by Kate Griffin

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Centre of Gravity by Ian Douglas

The Alleyman by Pat Kelleher

The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi

Helix Wars by Eric Brown

The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper

Epic edited by John Joseph Adams

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby

Tomorrow the Killing by Daniel Polansky

Steampunk Revolution edited Ann VanderMeer

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Origin by JT Brannan

Mage’s Blood by David Hair

The Middle Kingdom by David Wingrove

Sanctuary by Rowena Cory Daniells

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Taken by Benedict Jacka

School’s Out Forever by Scott K. Andrews

Rasputin: The Mad Monk directed by Don Sharp

AfroSF edited by Ivor W. Hartmann

Ice and Fire by David Wingrove

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson

A Son of the Rock

October 24, 2011

Jack Deighton is archiving his Interzone reviews on his site. The first one, for Hannu Rajaniemi’s Quantum Thief, is already up.

Interzone 230

August 25, 2010

artwork by Warwick Fraser-Coombe

And here’s what Warwick Fraser-Coombe’s artwork will look like on the cover of Interzone 230. This issue will have fiction from Aliette de Bodard, Tim Lees, Patrick Samphire, Nina Allen and Lavie Tidhar, with additional artwork from Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner and Darren Winter. Non-fiction will be supplied by Nick Lowe, David Langford and Tony Lee. Bit of a Nick Lowe special issue, this one, including an interview by Jonathan McCalmont and tributes by Kim Newman, Christopher Fowler and Gary Couzens. 

This month (or next month, to be totally accurate) the Bookzone will feature:

Hannu Rajaniemi – The Quantum Thief (reviewed by Jack Deighton)

Conflicts edited by Ian Whates (reviewed by Ian Sales)

Charles Yu – How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (reviewed by Mike Cobley)

Harry Harrison – The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (reviewed by Ian Hunter)

Gareth Powell – Silversands (reviewed by Paul F. Cockburn)

Fritz Leiber – Selected Stories (reviewed by Paul Kincaid)

Robert Rankin – The Japanese Devil Fish and other Unnatural Attractions (reviewed by Duncan Lunan)

Alden Bell – The Reapers are the Angels (reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller)

Chris Wooding – Black Lung Captain: A Tale of the Ketty Jay (reviewed by a passing drunk)

Order now and enjoy at your leisure!

The Year’s Best Science Fiction 26

August 27, 2009

Gardner Dozois’s anthology (The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22 in Britain) says of 2008, “Interzone had another strong year,” and it reprints three  stories:

Crystal Nights by Greg Egan (Interzone 215 )

His Master’s Voice by Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone 218)

Butterfly, Falling at Dawn by Aliette de Boddard (Interzone 219)

The following stories receive honourable mentions:

The Endling by Jamie Barras (Interzone 215)

Greenland by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Poppyfields by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Africa by Karen Fishler (Interzone 217)

Corner of the Circle by Tim Lees (Interzone 218)

Little Lost Robot by Paul McAuley (Interzone 217)

Into the Night by Anil Menon (Interzone 216)

The Trace of Him by Christopher Priest (Interzone 214)

The Fifth Zhi by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 219)

The Scent of Their Arrival by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 214)

The Imitation Game by Rudy Rucker (Interzone 215)

Talk is Cheap by Geoff Ryman (Interzone 216)

The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain by Jason Sanford (Interzone 217)

When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees by Jason Sanford (Interzone 219)

Country of the Young by Gord Sellar (Interzone 219)

Everything That Matters by Jeff Spock (Interzone 219)

Far Horizons by Jason Stoddard (Interzone 214)

Endra – from Memory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Interzone 216)

And from the GSFWC:

The Behold of the Eye by Hal Duncan (Lone Star Stories 28)

Alice and Bob by Philip Raines & Harvey Welles (Albedo One 34)

And I am, of course, one of Interzone’s ‘ever-shifting editorial staff’. Sheesh.

Theodore Sturgeon Award 2009

May 20, 2009

Hannu Rajaniemi’s His Master’s Voice from Interzone 218 is a finalist in the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 2009 for the best short science fiction of last year.

My, that’s a clumsy sentence.